John Swan is an Australian YouTuber.
100% of Patreon funds go to making The Create Unknown, and you can get early access to episodes for just $2: https://patreon.com/thecreateunknown Join our Discord to talk with artists, creators, and fans of the finer things in online life: https://discord.gg/qAQV3Jw Find Michael Here:YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/MichaelReeves/videosTwitch: https://www.twitch.tv/michaelreevesMerch: https://www.pissbaby.art/ Michael Reeves is a singularly-brilliant mind and one of our most requested guests. His unrivaled coding ability and creative vision have given life to amazing inventions like “The Roomba That Screams When it Bumps Into Stuff” and “Trigger Me Elmo,” and he streams most of the design process on Twitch to offer a peek at what it’s like inside the mind of YouTube’s resident mad scientist.Today, Michael takes a break from designing his masterpieces to sit down with us on The Create Unknown.Every generation needs a scientific figurehead. Mr. Wizard and Bill Nye dominated the 20th century. Is Michael Reeves the next generation of science, engineering, and coding entertainment? We also learn the incredible lengths Matt has gone to just to record this episode -- and why he sounds like a tornado warning broadcaster.After that we explore Michael’s most recent project: The Laser Baby. He partnered with Amazon for their series “The Boys,” but he took a pretty unconventional approach to promoting the show. Kevin talks about his wildly different experience with making sponsored videos, and it leaves us wondering: just how did Michael pull it off?Michael makes some of the most unique and fun videos on YouTube, so how does he come up with his bizarre, unique ideas? He also employs an abnormal editing process, which may keep him from hiring an editor and also throw a wrench into collaborations. Then we get down to business.We talk about Michael’s former work experience as a software developer, his near-experience as a psychiatrist, and even his time working for the government. He also tells us about his self-teaching method that he used to learn everything he knows about software engineering -- and it’s much cheaper than you might think.Oh, and we also learn about Michael’s explosive, podcast-interrupting bladder.Finally, we take some questions from our patrons who have been saving these up for the year and a half they’ve begged Michael to Enter the Unknown. They want to know all the watchlists he’s probably on, the average cost of his projects, and how he keeps coaxing his friends and loved ones into his various taser-laden death traps.A huge thank you to all of our baby-saving patrons -- you really make this show happen. And thanks to Michael for joining us!🎥 CREDITS:Hosts: Kevin Lieber and Matt TaborProduced and Edited by Ben Webster → https://twitter.com/benwebsterTCU Theme by Mega Drive → http://megadrivemusic.com Opening Animation: KidmographCity Animation: Eric Langlay"The Create Unknown" is produced by Unknown Media.💬 CONNECT WITH US:» Chat with us on DISCORD: https://discord.gg/qAQV3Jw » Follow us on TWITTER: http://twitter.com/createunknown » Follow us on INSTAGRAM: http://instagram.com/thecreateunknown » Follow us on FACEBOOK: http://facebook.com/thecreateunknown » View our website: https://thecreateunknown.comSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-create-unknown/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
100% of Patreon funds go to making The Create Unknown, and you can get early access to episodes for just $2: https://patreon.com/thecreateunknown Join our Discord to talk with artists, creators, and fans of the finer things in online life: https://discord.gg/qAQV3Jw Find Whang here:YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3jdnIP2u5hCJpVZ-TuDrCgTwitter: https://twitter.com/JustinWhang?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor Jynx: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC265HAncdyipkQ2-yV8C_CgJustin Whang is a scholar of the strange, a historian of horrors, a titan of Twitter… and that only scratches the surface of the majestic amalgamation of talent that is Whang!. Whang’s research for his “Tales From the Internet” series has taken him to some odd places, so is there anything that he finds weird at this point? Or is he just desensitized to it all? We kick off the episode by finding out his shockingly tame answer.And then we talk about what he really does with his “Immortality Rings.”We discuss Whang’s life on Twitter and the invaluable currency that is the Whang Retweet. He tells us what kind of material makes the cut, what happens when a retweet goes wrong, and how Kevin’s 1980’s computer swimsuit tweet took on a horrible life of its own.Whang’s made several successful series on his YouTube channel, and that plays into a discussion about a shift to longer-form, documentarian style content like iDubbbz, Internet Historian, and more. But the recipe for that sort of content is delicate; Whang tells us what makes his videos successful *and* what he avoids.Then we get stupid.Online genius is remarkably dumb. Are the Paul brothers and Belle Delphine secret geniuses? And what sort of perceptions of a creator influence the content they actually make? Can “internet good guys” like Boogie ever change course?In addition to YouTube, Whang plays in the band Jynx -- and that career trajectory has been a wild ride. From starting off in high school to touring Europe to… why he sings Rick Astley at karaoke.Patrons want to know about the caloric value of a box in one of Whang’s infamous videos, which topics he refuses to touch, his craziest experience working as an extra on TV sets, and more.And thanks again to ALL OF YOU for making this show happen!🎥 CREDITS:Hosts: Kevin Lieber and Matt TaborProduced and Edited by Ben Webster → https://twitter.com/benwebsterTCU Theme by Mega Drive → http://megadrivemusic.com Opening Animation: KidmographCity Animation: Eric Langlay"The Create Unknown" is produced by Unknown Media.💬 CONNECT WITH US:» Chat with us on DISCORD: https://discord.gg/qAQV3Jw » Follow us on TWITTER: http://twitter.com/createunknown » Follow us on INSTAGRAM: http://instagram.com/thecreateunknown » Follow us on FACEBOOK: http://facebook.com/thecreateunknown » View our website: https://thecreateunknown.com Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-create-unknown/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
100% of Patreon funds go to making The Create Unknown, and you can get early access to episodes for just $2: https://patreon.com/thecreateunknown Join our Discord to talk with artists, creators, and fans of the finer things in online life: https://discord.gg/qAQV3JwFind GloZell Here:GloZell: https://www.youtube.com/user/glozell1Million Stories Website: https://www.millionstories.com/Faceplant Series: https://www.millionstories.com/series/Faceplant?id=3Million Stories IG: https://www.instagram.com/millionstoriesmedia/ GloZell Green exploded into one of YouTube’s earliest viral sensations, and she found massive success that gave her years of videos that were all guaranteed to rack up views. She built a loyal audience and a tremendous presence on the platform to the point where she was the face of YouTube. The woman who made “My Push Up Bra Will Help Me Get My Man” and “The Cinnamon Challenge ... by GloZell and her Big Behind Earrings” was sitting directly across from President Obama for an exclusive interview.As GloZell made money, she wasn’t afraid to spend it -- but that cashflow didn’t last forever. The algorithm changed and crushed her channel. Millions of views per video turned into tens of thousands, and times got tough… fast. She’s entered The Create Unknown to tell us exactly what that rise, fall, and re-birth was like (and how you can avoid it). We open up the episode by pulling back the curtain on what it was like to have it all. We wanted to know what the most outlandish, lavish purchase she made at the peak of her career was -- and her answer would’ve lived in a jar in an 18th century doctor’s office. She tells us about all sorts of bad decisions and how her peers only fueled the madness.After that we talk about the reason it all went south: the algorithm change. The system went from favoring short, easily digestible, viral content to supporting longer, ten minute videos almost exclusively. This hit many of YouTube’s original creators like a truck, causing so many like GloZell to fall to the wayside. She tells us what she did after she hit the bottom, what her social life was like after the money started to run out, what she would’ve done differently if she had another shot at it all, and how exactly she’s adapted to reinvigorate her career. Finally, we get into some questions from our patrons who tuned in LIVE to see GloZell in action. They want to know what puts a smile on her face, her feelings toward work on projects like Escape the Night, the difference between making a YouTube video and working in old school media, and just how much money it would take for her to spend the next 4300 years as a series of ducks. And Baby Gang Jeff’s question about hot sauce took the episode in a direction we *really* didn’t expect.Thank you to each and every one of our patrons -- you really do make every episode of this show happen. Thank you as well to GloZell for joining us!🎥 CREDITS:Hosts: Kevin Lieber and Matt TaborProduced and Edited by Ben Webster  →  https://twitter.com/benwebsterTCU Theme by Mega Drive → http://megadrivemusic.com Opening Animation: KidmographCity Animation: Eric Langlay"The Create Unknown" is produced by Unknown Media.💬 CONNECT WITH US:» Chat with us on DISCORD: https://discord.gg/qAQV3Jw » Follow us on TWITTER: http://twitter.com/createunknown » Follow us on INSTAGRAM: http://instagram.com/thecreateunknown » Follow us on FACEBOOK: http://facebook.com/thecreateunknown » View our website: https://thecreateunknown.com Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-create-unknown/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
100% of Patreon funds go to making The Create Unknown, and you can get early access to episodes for just $2: https://patreon.com/thecreateunknown Join our Discord to talk with artists, creators, and fans of the finer things in online life: https://discord.gg/qAQV3Jw Check out Kris here: Twitter: https://twitter.com/_kriswilson_?lang=en Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/krisexplosm/?hl=en YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCebfVrDZ5CtciikGHS30DMA Explosm Entertainment YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/ExplosmEntertainment Explosm Website: http://explosm.net/ Kris Wilson of Cyanide and Happiness is a pioneer of the cartoon world, a titan of the tabletop games industry, an author, and a whole lot more. He came up with C&H as a sick teenager and joined with amazing talent to blow it up into a massive, instantly-recognizable brand. So who *is* Kris Wilson? We hear about his life before his online career took off and where it all started, making comics as a break from animation, and exactly why Newgrounds was a lot more “free love compared to YouTube.”Then we dive into a topic that’s important for creators who want to expand: working alone versus working with a team. Maintaining a cohesive idea while dividing the workload is something that Kris has mastered, and it’s why he has a team of 24 full time artists and animators.But what’s it take to make a successful webcomic? What pitfalls do so many creators fall into along the way? Is a complex comic the best way to go, or is simple more effective? Kris also details the biggest mistake artists make when it comes to making a comic, and it’s probably a surprise.Kevin talks about the Tik Tok Effect, which is the creation of content when constrained by time and other hard limitations. We find out how this phenomenon has affected his and Matt’s perspective on making long form content on Vsauce2, and how making restrictive content leads to success in new ways. Oh -- and we also find out about Scott Kurtz’ jealousy and hatred for the Cyanide and Happiness brand.And finally we take some questions from our perpetually-supportive patrons. They want to know whether Kris has seen Netflix’s “Cuties,” the origin of the catchy “Cyanide and Happiness” name, advice for other ex-Mormons, and his philosophy on content theft.We also get some fantastic news about Kevin’s early birthday gift LIVE on the air.And as always, a massive thank you to all our patrons for directly supporting the show, and to Kris for imparting his wisdom so that we can all get a little closer to happiness (and a little further from cyanide). 🎥 CREDITS:Hosts: Kevin Lieber and Matt TaborProduced and Edited by Ben Webster  →  https://twitter.com/benwebsterTCU Theme by Mega Drive → http://megadrivemusic.com Opening Animation: KidmographCity Animation: Eric Langlay"The Create Unknown" is produced by Unknown Media.💬 CONNECT WITH US:» Chat with us on DISCORD: https://discord.gg/qAQV3Jw » Follow us on TWITTER: http://twitter.com/createunknown » Follow us on INSTAGRAM: http://instagram.com/thecreateunknown » Follow us on FACEBOOK: http://facebook.com/thecreateunknown » View our website: https://thecreateunknown.com Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-create-unknown/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
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15
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2
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1 day, 1 hour
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